published by LConcordia on Wed, 03/22/2017 - 16:22
World Water Day is marked on 22 March every year to emphasise the importance of freshwater and sanitation in transforming societies and economies while improving livelihoods.
Considering that 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with faeces, the theme this year is wastewater. Inadequate sanitation, poor hygiene and unsafe drinking water lead to an estimated 2 million diarrhoea-related deaths every year.
With over 663 million people still lacking improved drinking water sources, the Aid & International Development Forum supports the mission of the United Nations World Water Day throughout the year by bringing water experts from civil society, aid agencies, NGOs, governments, research institutes and the private sector to discuss:
Roma, 17 marzo 2017. In Italia nel 2016 l’1% più ricco della popolazione era in possesso del 25% della ricchezza nazionale netta. Mentre da soli, i 7 primi miliardari detenevano una ricchezza superiore al 30% più povero dei nostri connazionali. Dati eloquenti, che descrivono una realtà italiana (comune a gran parte del mondo, seppur a diversi livelli) in cui l’allargamento della “forbice” tra ricchi e poveri continua ad aumentare e la crescente disuguaglianza è percepita da un numero sempre maggiore di cittadini, poiché finisce per assottigliare, impoverire il ceto medio, colpendo le fasce più povere della popolazione e allontanandoci da un modello di “economia più umana”.
published by LConcordia on Tue, 03/14/2017 - 16:44
The event was a great success, gathering more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations and media at the Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi to exchange innovative and sustainable solutions for improving aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa. The 2nd annual Aid & Development Africa Summit was held in Nairobi, Kenya on 28 February and 1 March 2017 at the Safari Park Hotel. The two day summit attracted more than 350 high-profile representatives from NGOs, businesses, government, UN organisations, donors and media.
The aim of the practice-led conference was to share programme and policy updates, explore innovative solutions and facilitate effective cross-sector partnerships needed to improve aid delivery and development strategy in sub-Saharan East Africa.